Day-by-day accounts of the trial of William Freeman, accused of multiple murders in Upstate New York, one of the first American trials to employ the insanity defense. Freeman was prosecuted by John Van Buren, son of President Martin Van Buren, and defended by William Seward, later Secretary of State to President Abraham Lincoln.
Type of Material:
Rochester Daily Advertiser (Rochester, N.Y.)
New York State
Insanity (Law) -- History -- 19th century.
Newspaper court reporting -- United States.
Trials (Murder) -- New York (State) -- Auburn.